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Jennifer Wegmann

Lecturer; Faculty-in-Residence of Dickinson Community

Health and Wellness Studies; Residential Life


Jennifer Wegmann is a lecturer in Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences’s Division of Health and Wellness Studies. In 2012, Princeton Review named Wegmann one of the top 300 professors in the country. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in Human Development, and an interdisciplinary PhD, from Binghamton University. Her area of research and expertise lies in stress, eating disorders, and body image.

Wegmann’s research focuses on stress mindset, personality, stress appraisal, and college student well-being. She also authored the audio series Resilience: The New Science of Mastering Stress and Living Well, which teaches how to cope with stressors and avoid creating unwanted stress. The 12 lecture series includes discussions ranging from learning what stress is, to how your personality affects how you experience stress.

Wegmann is passionate about increasing awareness as it relates to healthy living. After two decades of teaching and research, she has seen first-hand how people struggle with stress in their lives. She has made it her mission to help individuals not only effectively manage their stressors but to actually use their stress to be more productive and healthier.


  • PhD, community and public affairs, Binghamton University, 2018
  • MA, social sciences, Binghamton University, 2001
  • BA, biological sciences, Binghamton University, 1994

Research Interests

  • Stress mindset
  • Successful stress management
  • Body image
  • Personality

Teaching Interests

  • Stress management
  • Nutrition
  • Women's health


  • 2021 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Voted Top 300 College Professors by the Princeton Review, 2012

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